As Al Qaeda And The Taliban Head To Guantanamo, Cuba, A Look Back At What They'll Be Facing In Detention Camps From The Experience Of Haitian Refugees Nancy Murray: Hyper-Nationalism And Our Civil Liberties Merrie: Supporting Communities At Risk And Immigrant Rights India And Pakistan On The Brink: The Nuclear Powers May Be Heading For A Fourth War After 9-11: Small Businesses At Ground Zero Talk About The Rough Road To Recovery Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
"It Makes Me Think Back To The Awful Days When We Were Struggling Against Apartheid In South Africa": Desmond Tutu Condemns A Federal Court Ban On The Feb. 15th Anti-War March In New York From Hawaii To Maine, Over 70 City Councils And State Legislatures Have Passed Resolutions Saying No To War: We Hear From Elected Officials In Maine, Chicago, Baltimore, Des Moines, Oregon And Cleveland FOX'S Bill O'Reilly Tells The Son Of A Man Who Perished In The WTC To Shut Up, Cuts His Microphone... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Secretary Of State Powell Today Tries To Persuade The U.N. Security Council To Authorize A First-Strike Attack On Iraq; We Hear Excerpts Of An Exclusive Interview With Saddam Hussein By Former British MP Tony Benn Democracy Now! Obtains Top Secret U.N. Documents Revealing The U.N.'S Plans For A Post-War Iraq NGO-Pentagon Collaboration? The International Rescue Committee, World Vision, Save The Children, The International Medical Corps, And Mercy Corps Have Received $2 Million From The US Can... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Peace Protests Continue Despite President Bush's Dismissal Of The Anti-War Movement As A Mere "Focus Group" Michigan High School Student Sent Home For Wearing A T-Shirt With A Picture Of President Bush And The Caption 'International Terrorist': He'll Give Us His First Nationally Broadcast Interview 'The Hidden Wars Of Desert Storm': As The Pentagon Prepares To Deploy Journalists With Troops Preparing To Invade Iraq As Part Of Its New PR Campaign, We Go Back In Time To The Pentagon... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Hundreds of Thousands Rally Against War in the U.S. Capitol: We hear from Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Vietnam War Vet Ron Kovic, Actress Jessica Lange and Muslim leader Mahdi Bray Albuquerque Sees Its Largest Anti-War Rally Since The Vietnam War: We Go To The Nuclear State Of New Mexico To Hear About The State's Connection To Depleted Uranium, Nuclear Weapons And The Predator Drone If New Mexico Seceded It Would Be The Third Biggest Nuclear Power In The World: A Vietnam Veteran... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
The FBI Catches Fugitive And Self-Described "Anti-Abortion Warrior" Clayton Waagner After He Claims Responsibility For Hundreds Of Anthrax Threats Mailed To Women's Health Facility Afghan Women's Summit For Democracy, Brussels New Jersey Judge And School Board Jail Over 130 Teachers For Striking Dozens Of Palestinian Riot Police Armed With Batons And Shields Fired Tear Gas At Thousands Of People Protesting The House Arrest Of Hamas Leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin; Police Kill At Least One... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
* 13th Amendment Blocks Patents on Stem Cell and Cloning Technologies As research in the areas of stem cells and cloning continues to progress, various American and European biotechnology companies are racing to patent new techniques and technologies. However, they are running into barriers in the form of laws against the ownership of human beings. In the US, the 13th Amendment, which was drafted to abolish slavery and outlaws the ownership of people, makes the language of more ambiguous...
Chief U.N. Inspectors Cite An Encouraging Iraqi "Change Of Heart"; Democracy Now! Confronts Chief Inspector Hans Blix About No-Fly Zones Justice Department Secretly Drafts Legislation To Strengthen The Patriot Act "Infrastructure Of Concealment, Deception And Intimidation" Is This About Iraq, Or Britain? Britain Admits Its Latest 'Intelligence' Report Was Plagiarized Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
"Who is Obama Playing Ball With?" Weekly Column By Amy Goodman It looked like it was business as usual for President Barack Obama on the first day of his Marthaâs Vineyard vacation, as he spent five hours golfing with Robert Wolf, president of UBS Investment Bank and chairman and CEO of UBS Group Americas. Wolf, an early financial backer of Obamaâs presidential campaign, raised $250,000 for him back in 2006, and in February was appointed by the president to the White Houseâs... Topics: Obama, UBS, Robert Wolf, Bradley Birkenfeld, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was born January 15, 1929. If he lived, he would have turned 79 years old. In the early 1960s, King focused his challenge on legalized racial discrimination in the South where police dogs and bullwhips and cattle prods were used against Southern blacks seeking the right to vote or to eat at a public lunch counter. After passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, King began challenging the...
Afghan Journey: The Last Day Top Eleven Worst Corporations Of 2001 Activist Philip Berrigan Released From Prison, Confronts Bush At Church Pentagon Downplays Number Of Military Deaths And Injuries In Afghanistan Palestinian Activist And Physician Arrested, Beaten Twice By Israeli Forces International Civilians Defy Israeli Army With Direct Action, Dismantling Checkpoints In The Occupied Territories United Nations: Governments Are Using The U.S. "War On Terrorism" To Justify Repression... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
The UN Says It Will Continue Economic Sanctions And The Bush Administration Warns Iraq That It Faces Attack Unless It Readmits UN Weapons Inspectors. A Talk With Former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter The Sharon Files: Palestinians Sue Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon For Genocide As New Documents Provide "Watertight Evidence" That Israel Directed Militias To Kill Hundreds Of Refugees In Lebanon As UN Led Talks On Afghanistan's Future Government Continue In Bonn, Germany, A... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
"The Price Of Oil Is Too High": Hundreds Of Protests Outside Gas Stations From Logansport, Indiana To London, England What Did The Seven Columbia Astronauts Die For? Velcro? Pharmaceuticals? Tractors? A Look At Experiments In The Sky And The Commercialization Of Space "It's Kind Of Like Me Putting A Spinning Gun To My Head": A Soldier Refuses To Take The Anthrax Vaccination And Faces Court Martial Over A Hundred Hospitals Across The Country Refuse To Implement Bush's... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
* Headlines for October 30, 2008 * Arrest of Neo-Nazis in Obama Assassination Plot a Reminder of Enduring White Supremacist Culture in US * Following Deadly US Attack on Syria, Questions of Bush Admin Motives in its Waning Months * Can Dems Re-Claim the South? Once Solidly GOP, Virginia and N.C. Emerging as Battleground State
Headlines NYPD Officers Acquitted in Killing of Sean Bell Afghan President Karzai Survives Assassination Attempt Bush Administration Claims It Can Ignore Anti-Torture Laws Pentagon Admits Planning Potential Military Action Against Iran Adm. Mullen Claims N.Korea-Syria Nuke Link Palestinian Family Killed in Israeli Shelling US Sergeant Acquitted in Killing of Unarmed Iraqi Pentagon Suspends Briefings for Retired Military Officers 27 UN Agencies Meet to Tackle Global Food Crisis Profits Soar for...
Eyewitnesses Describe Death of Palestinian Woman in Israeli Tear Gas Attack A Palestinian woman died Friday after Israeli forces shot her with tear gas during a peaceful protest against the West Bank separation wall in the village of Bil’in. Israeli and Palestinian eyewitnesses, as well as staff at a hospital in Ramallah, say that Jawaher Abu Rahma died after inhaling massive amounts of tear gas fired by the Israeli military at the demonstration. She was 36 years old. We speak with an Israeli...
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez meets with UN Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan Should The FCC Scrap All Remaining Media Ownership Rules? We Go To The FCC Public Hearing With A Former FCC Chair, Fox Entertainment Group, The Nat'l Assoc. Of Black Owned Broadcasters, The Nat'l Assoc. Of Hispanic Journalists, The Center For Public Integrity, And The Project For Excellence In Journalism British Punk-Rock-Pop-Anarchist-Activist Band Chumbawamba Performs, And Talks About The Anti-War Movement Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Thousands Of Detainees And Held In Secret Have Little Or No Connection To Terrorism: A Roundtable Discussion On The Cases Of Detainees And Their Treatment In Prison As U.S. And British Bombing Raids Intensify And Cold And Drought Worsen Conditions In Afghanistan, Thousands Of Afghan Refugees Are Forced To Refugee Camps At The Pakistan Border After The Pentagon Awards Lockheed Martin A $200 Billion Dollar Deal To Build The Controversial Joint Strike Fighter, Rival Aerospace Giant Boeing Seeks... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Olympic Torchbearer Runs Barefoot Through Philadelphia In Solidarity With Nike Workers In Indonesia The State Department Has Started A Public Service Campaign To Root Out Suspected Terrorists. Free Speech Radio News Reporter, Jeremy Scahill, Has The Story A Retired Telephone Worker Finds Out That Even The Local Gym Has Eyes As Violence Mounts In The Occupied Territories, A Delegation Of Palestinian, Israeli, And American Activists Organizes In Solidarity To End The Occupation As The Global... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
A Coup Attempt In Haiti Leaves Seven Dead And Scores Wounded Another World Is Possible: Activists Create A Cultural Response To The September 11th Attacks African-American Scholar, Activist And Theologian Cornel West Talks About Working For Meaningful Democracy For Racial Equality, And For Gender And Sexual Liberation After September 11 Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
News Vs. Propaganda, The Gatekeepers Dilemma CNN, Al-Jazeera Debate The Bin Laden Tapes; Arabic Newspaper Editor Asks The U.N. Why It Refused To Take Taliban Prisoners Hundreds Were Massacred Democracy Now! In Exile Asks CNN And The New York Times Why They Don't Cover The Anti-War Movement Ashcroft Hearings Muslim Feminists Have Been Denouncing Islamic Fundamentalism For Years, But The World Pays Them No Heed Privatizing Disaster: New York City Has Begun Secret Negotiations To Hand The Project... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Afghan Women Meet In Brussels To Organize For The Future While Military Factions Divide The Spoils Of War In Bonn Phase Two? Bush Administration Orders Preparation Of Military Strikes In Somalia And Iraq, And Dispatches Agents To At Least Seven Different Countries; A Discussion Of Us Oil Interests In Somalia U.S. Seizures Of Somali Businesses In U.S. And Abroad Threatens To Devastate One Of World's Poorest Countries Israel Launches Air Raids On Palestinian Cities; Hits Close To Arafat Noam... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
College Students, Beware Of Cutting Classes: INS Jails And Threatens To Deport Foreign Students For Taking Less Than 12 Credits Of Courses Electronic Tracking Of International Students Begins Jan. 30: New Federal System Forces Schools To Share Detailed Personal Information With The INS, State Department And Board Of Education The Supreme Court Of Venezuela Suspends A Referendum On President Hugo Chavez & The Government Halts Foreign Currency Trading: We Go To Caracas Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan. 15, 1929 April 4, 1968: On His Birthday, We Hear King Outline His Opposition To War From Death Row, Mumia Speaks Out On The Death Penalty & The "Broken" System Sarah Jones Performs 'Waking The American Dream,' About New Immigrants' Experience In America; She Also Discusses 'The Exonerated,' A Play About Innocent Death Row Prisoners 'Your Revolution Will Not Happen Between These Thighs': Sarah Jones vs. The FCC Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Lawyer Lynne Stewart Files For Motion To Dismiss John Ashcroft's Charges She Is Supporting Terrorists: A Discussion With Her Renowned Defense Attorney, Michael Tigar Today, On The Deadline For All Males Over 16 From A Dozen Muslim Countries To Register With The INS, A Ray Of Hope: Part Two Of Pakistani Immigrant Faisal Ulvie's Story Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Bush Administration Gives EPA, Agriculture Dept. And Health Dept. Authority To Stamp Documents "Secret": A Discussion On The New White House Secrecy Pentagon Trains Journalists Covering the Military Activists Train Journalists How to Cover Anti-War Protests Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
President Bush Takes The Nation To The Brink Of War And Defends American Empire In His State Of The Union Address; Simultaneously, He Tries To Prove He Cares About The Economy An Alternative State Of The Union: We'll Hear From Dennis Kucinich, Raul Grijalva And Sheila Jackson Lee Of The Congressional Progressive Caucus Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Indian Philosopher And Physicist Vandana Shiva: If Terrorism Is The Systematic Use Of Terror As A Means Of Coercion, Then The WTO Is Terrorist, And The Peace And Global Justice Movements Must Unite NATO's Plans To Defend Turkey In Case Of War With Iraq Are Deadlocked As France, Germany And Belgium Refuse To Back Down Iraq Journal: The Iraq Peace Team Demonstrates Outside An Electrical Plant Bombed During The Gulf War Democracy Now! Listeners/Viewers Report On Their Own Methods Of Protesting The... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
World leaders are gathering in New York this week for the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Their newest member is Fernando Lugo, who was inaugurated last month as the president of Paraguay. Fernando Lugo is a former priest and well-versed in liberation theology. He was called the “Bishop of the Poor” and is known for leading anti-government protests and fighting for peasant rights. After resigning his position as bishop in late 2006, he campaigned and won the election on... Topic: lugo
* Headlines for January 20, 2009 * Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Eugene Robinson Silenced on HBO Broadcast of Lincoln Memorial Inauguration Concert * Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen Perform Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" * Queen Latifah Remembers African American Singer Marian Anderson at Lincoln Memorial Concert * Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer Alice Walker and Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses Reflect On An Obama Presidency and the Struggle For African-Americans To Vote *... Source: Television broadcast
* Ashcroft Thwarted Voter Registration in Largely African American Area Critics expressed concern today about a previously unexamined aspect of the record of attorney general nominee JohnAshcroft: his successful efforts to block legislation designed to equalize access to voter registration in the St.Louis area. * Norton Nomination Meets Opposition As the Inauguration of George Bush nears, some his nominees are facing opposition from civil rights, consumer, andenvironmental groups. In...
From Washington, D.C. To San Francisco, Cairo To London, Tokyo To Paris To Antarctica, Hundreds Of Thousands Demonstrate Against War, Many Invoking The Memory Of Martin Luther King On This Martin Luther King Holiday, A Conversation With His Son Dexter Scott King Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Why I oppose the war in Vietnam" Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
President Bush says affirmative action is divisive, unfair and unconstitutional: White House plans to file a Supreme Court brief in the University of Michigan case Today, Democracy Now! goes live to the FCC hearings in New York: with FCC chair Michael Powell, dissident FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, AFTRA President John Connolly, micro-broadcasting pioneer Pete Tridish, media critic Mark Crispin Miller, Newspaper Guild President Linda Foley, Harlem Consumer Education Committee President... Topic: Democracy Now Source: Radio broadcast
Obama's War: US Involvement in Afghanistan, Past, Present & Future President Obama is speaking before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night in what is being described as the first State of the Union address of his presidency. While the economy is expected to dominate the agenda, Obama will also talk about his top foreign policy initiative: the war in Afghanistan. Last week, Obama ordered an additional 17,000 US combat troops to Afghanistan. The new deployments will begin in May and...